Yachts! We have yachts! Our pink and red yacht-printed viscose challis fabric is a fabulously-geometric print with subtle shading and all the spirit of a summer spent on the harbourside. We love the fact that despite the graphic nature of the print, this is a design that stays firmly in the realm of the ‘grown-up’. There’s nothing twee about these line-drawn sailboats.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our yacht-printed viscose challis fabric is a plain-woven viscose. It’s a lighter-weight dress fabric or a medium-weight fabric for a summer blouse or top, depending on your perspective.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a beautifully-smooth and soft handle; it’s breathable and very comfortable next to the skin. Perfect for warmer weather.
How does this fabric move?
Appropriately, this delightful viscose challis fabric fabric loves to flow and ripple. Set your yachts asail in the slightest breeze! However it’s a it’s a stable fabric which we know you’ll find easy to work with. You can see how it drapes and moves in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
Our yacht-printed viscose challis fabric has very good opacity for its weight; the print pattern and colours also help. A top, blouse or tunic won’t need lining. You might choose to line, layer or wear a half-slip under a skirt or dress unless you’re planning to wear it for a less formal occasion as you might see a silhouette if you’re standing in front of the sun. However for less formal occasions in warmer weather, we’d be more than happy not to have to worry about a lining.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, blouses and tunics will be perfect choices. Skirts and dresses and even lightweight summer trousers are also options, but they’ll probably be draping and less structured designs. Don’t rule out a summer jumpsuit either. However for a simple summer solution, the ‘Ogden’ Cami from True/Bias is the perfect example of a simple summer pattern that would be fabulous in this draping fabric.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.